In the last decade the most common method of breast reconstruction has been the placement of a tissue expander at the time of mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. After the general surgeon completes the mastectomy, the plastic surgeon places a tissue expander underneath the pectoral muscle and the fascia beyond the bottom edge of the muscle.
A Fat Transfer with Breast Reconstruction has been highly useful in enhancing the quality of results for our breast reconstruction patients. We have used the technique to help patients undergoing immediate reconstruction and delayed reconstruction and to rescue areas that have been damaged by radiation.